The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Ford Good Drivers’ League subseries, 1940-1942 (2.8 cubic ft. and 1 oversize box), Accession 440, contains general correspondence; correspondence with other youth organizations such as American Legion Junior Baseball, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) to promote participation among their members in the League competition; movie scripts; driving tests; teacher advisory committee questionnaires; and other records that document Ford Go ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Alvin A. Dunivent collection dating from 1904 to 1959 (predominately 1917 to 1936) includes family papers relating to Alvin Dunivent and Mabel Lindsey's courtship and marriage in 1919, family portrait photographs, as well as material relating to "Don" Dunivent's years with White Castle® eating houses. This collection also comprises papers and photographs relating to White Castle restaurants, employees and managers, and company bowling leagues and picnics. This archiva ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Edsel B. Ford Office papers are comprised of eight series covering the years 19031945: the Correspondence series, Subject File series, Financial Records series, Personal Files series, Reports series, Edsel Ford Automotive Scrapbook series, Audio Speeches series, and the Desk Contents series. Researchers should note there is much overlap in subject matter among most of the series. There are summary records for each series in the Benson Ford Research Center online librar ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Raymond H. Berry papers are comprised of correspondence, legal briefs, financial records, tax records and court documents related to tax cases involving Henry Ford, Edsel Ford and Ford Motor Company. The papers include affidavits and complaints related to Ford Motor Company's stock and land valuations from litigants including the Estates of John F. and Horace E. Dodge, former Michigan governor Chase S. Osborn as well as corporations including Michigan Iron, Land and Lu ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Five Dollar Day collection is an assembled collection of photocopies primarily of newspaper articles reporting on the announcement of Ford Motor Company’s industry leading $5 per day wage. The collection also includes several letters to Ford employee Mike Paikulki granting him profit sharing bonuses between 1909 and 1912. Clippings are photocopies made from original newspaper clippings contained in clipbook, catalog number 64.167.7.3. Letters are photocopies made fro ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The papers are comprised of unarranged research material collected by Marvin Buckberry for a proposed history of Ford Motor Company. Among these are drafts and notes prepared by Harry Elmer Barnes for Ford related books. Records include a listing of Ford dealers who were with the company more than twenty-five years as of May 27, 1946; a list of 1913 direct dealers with sales estimates; a Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company chronology, 1841-1939; drafts and notes regarding th ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE Included in the collection are account books, medicinal recipes, correspondence and receipts reflecting the medical practice and personal affairs of Dr. Alonson Howard. Also included is a small group of materials relating to other Howard Family members. Items of special interest in this group include the diary of Camer Howard describing his father’s death, the early medical notes of Manchie Howard and a handmade memorial book with samples of hair of various Howard family ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The William M. Schmidt papers consist of photographs and clippings of various Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Packard and Studebaker automobiles and trucks. The papers include photographs and drawings of the Lincoln Futura concept car used in the Batman television series in the 1960s. There are also examples of custom and specialty designs created in the William M. Schmidt Associates studios for private customers. Researchers should note that a portion of this collection containin ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection is comprised of miscellaneous Ford Motor Company drawings with no single provenance. Included are drawings for Henry Ford's first internal combustion engine (known as the kitchen sink engine); his first automobile, the Quadricycle; various parts of the Model T; various parts of the Lincoln automobile; and drawings relating to many other early Ford Motor Company automobiles. There are also a few Ford Tri-Motor and Fordson tractor drawings. Drawing sets are no ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection is comprised mainly of printed material on a wide variety of subjects that were of interest to Henry Ford and maintained for him in the Engineering Library of the Ford Motor Company Engineering Department. Researchers should note that while documentation is significant for some subjects, in a number of cases the folders only hold a single item. Included are journals, reprints, photocopies of articles, booklets, newspaper clippings, and some original document ...